Four Star Review by Ashley
Thank goodness I waited until My Chance was out before I read the first one in the series- because after the way the first one ended, I jumped right into this one! Yes- you have to read Unexpected Chance or you will be lost as to what is happening here. Joanne Schwehm once again wove a tale full of hope, fear and love. There was an impeccable balance to the writing. I am so glad that this picks up right where the last book left off, in the next heartbeat...
Aubrey is reeling from Chance's big revelation. And Chance is holding his breath to see what her reaction will be. First there was the shock then the anger then the acceptance. It was a whirlwind of emotions for both of them and it was only a matter of minutes before they were making up for lost time. YES!! I thought this is it- they're gonna work it out and go back to New York and go back to being happy. Well, I was very wrong. Things go from steamy to heated in the blink of an eye. There is months of pent up frustration and feelings that need to be let out and they both do. Aubrey, being more confused than ever, does what she does best and pushes Alex away.
Alex is more heartbroken than ever. He did everything he could to try and get back into Aubrey's life and it all backfired. So he resigns himself to the fact that he needs to move on. I was screaming in my head at them both to get it together! However, an unlikely person helps Aubrey realize what she is doing and sets her straight. I loved seeing Aubrey go into fight mode. This was a side of her I hadn't seen yet and it really put her on my good side. My heart was racing during the flight and when Alex realizes that Aubrey is on board I was furiously reading to find out what would happen. Here was the Alex I knew and loved.
But this is Aubrey and Alex, things don't ever go as planned. What they thought was going to be the key to Aubrey's recovery turns into something else entirely. That was another twist that I didn't see coming at all. But it was just the thing Aubrey needed to start to fully heal. I loved that as their relationship healed and moved forward so did Aubrey's recovery. And Alex, is just perfection. He is everything I love in a book boyfriend. And when he opens up, with Aubrey's urging, to his father I had a big smile on my face. This just goes to reiterate how Alex would do absolutely anything to make his woman happy. And make her happy he does.
My heart was in my throat when she came face to face with Garrett, the ex who did a real number on her. But Aubrey's heart shone through as she got the closure she needed to put what he did to her in the past for good. And when Alex took her to meet his mom and sister I thought my heart would explode. Aubrey stole the show with her words to them. While they were finding their way back to happy, they were struggling with the fall out of Brett and Julie's relationship. Things for them went from bad to worse in the blink of an eye and the best friends are put in the middle. But Alex and Aubrey have made it back to their normal and are ready to move forward with the forever that they both want. Nothing proves just how far they've come than Alex's gift to Aubrey. I think I was as nervous as Aubrey but with a big smile on my face. He got her and while he didn't push he did urge her to follow her heart and dreams. And that ending was so beautifully them. They had really come full circle from where everything had started.
About the Author
Joanne Schwehm is a wife, mother and romance author who loves to write and read romance. She loves to create stories that readers can get lost in. Her desire is to have readers want to get to know her characters and be a part of their lives.
She loves the NY Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys and also enjoys playing golf (and the cute outfits that she gets to buy to wear on the course). Her motto is, "If you can't play well, then look good trying."
To put it simply, Joanne believes everyone should have romance in their lives. She hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
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